Graduate Student Awards

Graduate students in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are eligible to apply for external funding and awards, as well as UBC and faculty-specific awards.

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Graduate Student Travel Grant: Conferences

This grant supports travel to conferences for full-time graduate students in master’s or doctoral programs. In order to be eligible, students must present scholarly work related to their graduate thesis research at a national or international scholarly meeting or conference. The value of the grant is $1,000 for master’s students and up to $1,500 for PhD students. Please also refer to UBC’s Travel Expenditures guidelines.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis but must be received no less than one month prior to travel.

Graduate Student Travel Grant:  Workshops

Five awards of $2500 will be funded annually to support graduate students attending workshops that support their programs of research.


Please complete the application form linked below. Please also attach:

  • Copy of transcripts
  • Letter of support from Faculty Supervisor


The application deadline is October 25.  

Please note if there are funds remaining after this first competition, a second round of applications will be adjudicated in the spring.

To apply, submit your application to Colin McKay:

Senate Awards

There are a variety of awards and prizes governed by UBC Okanagan’s Senate which are available to students of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


Graduate Entrance Awards

Graduate Entrance Awards are available to Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students entering their first year of graduate studies in a thesis-based master’s or doctoral program or Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies program. The Faculty Supervisor must be a member of the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


additional award opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies offers a variety of funding options and fellowships to graduate students.